The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
By United Press International

Olympic runner Lee Evans has brain tumor

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Olympic gold medal sprinter Lee Evans is being treated for a brain tumor in California, a former teammate says.

Giant athletic carnival heads to China

BEIJING, July 18 (UPI) -- The Olympics are about the athletes and the performances. All else -- in theory -- is set aside.

1968 Olympic heroes oppose Beijing games

BEIJING, April 12 (UPI) -- Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who earned notoriety for their black power salute at the 1968 Olympic Games, are opposing the upcoming Beijing games.

Olympian Peter Norman dead at 64

MELBOURNE, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Australian runner Peter Norman, who supported the silent protest of black U.S. sprinters at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, has died in Melbourne at 64. Norman, who brought home a silver medal in 1968, died Tuesday of a heart attack, the Los Angeles Times

Mary Decker Slaney up for Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Former world champion Mary Decker Slaney headlined the 2003 inductees for the National Track and Field Hall of Fame it was announced Tuesday.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist and bandleader Boyd Raeburn was born this day in 1913 in Faith, S.D. He led an innovative bop band in the 1940s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Nov. 26.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
John Carlos
Volunteers John Carlos (L) and Januar Ma (R) place roses on an entry as floats are prepared for the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California on December 30, 2006. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

John Wesley Carlos (born June 5, 1945 in Harlem, New York) is an African American former track and field athlete and professional football player. He was the bronze-medal winner in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics and his black power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much political controversy. He went on to equal the world record in the 100 yard dash and beat the 200 meters world record (although the latter achievement was never ratified). After his track career, he enjoyed brief stints in the National Football League and Canadian Football League but retired due to injury.

He became involved with the United States Olympic Committee and helped to organise the 1984 Summer Olympics. Following this he became a track coach at Palm Springs High School. He was inducted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2003.

Born in Harlem, New York, John Carlos was a gifted high school athlete and outstanding student who went on to study at East Texas State University on a full track-and-field scholarship. His victories in the 100 and 200-meter dash and as a member of the 4x400-meter relay helped lead ETSU to the 1967 Lone Star Conference Championship. After his first year, Carlos matriculated to San Jose State University where he was trained by future National Track & Field Hall of Fame coach, Lloyd (Bud) Winter.

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